Memphis Made News:

News, thoughts, and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing Co.

Downtown Grand Opening July 20

We're opening up our taproom in the Edge District the only way we know how: with a big party.

In addition to plenty of new beers and old favorites, we have  a full slate of bands, food trucks and more.

The Wailing Banshees, Johnny & the Seagulls, Macrophonics, and the Subteens will be playing in the Ravine.  Smoke & Toast and New Wing Order will be parked outside the taproom with the good eats while Mempops is there with the cool deserts.

We'll have several new beers including Wonderbeer, an American Wheat inspired by the neighborhood brewery which used to bake Wonderbread nearby. Our taproom is open Saturday 1-10 p.m. and then will be open Sunday 1-7 p.m. Next week, we start up with our regular Wednesday through Sunday schedule. 

Farewell Midtown

We opened the doors to our Midtown taproom in November of 2014 after starting production in October 2013.

The Midtown taproom's final day is Sunday, July 14 but we'll have a big party 1-10 p.m. on Saturday to send the old space out in style. It's so hard to say goodbye, so we decided to throw a party instead.

Our friend Jeff Hulett kicks off the music at 2 p.m, followed by San Salida, and Kitty Dearing & the Dagnabbits. After the music, we'll have the last Comma Comedians show in the Midtown space at 7:30 p.m. (Don't worry, they'll be continuing their monthly shows at our Downtown spot starting in August. 

Good Groceries will be onsite to provide the food and MemPops will be there with their delicious popsicles. 

The Downtown taproom will open July 20 (stay tuned for details) but join us to share memories and a few beers at the Midtown spot.

New Taproom Opening Late July

In case you haven't heard, we are opening our new taproom in the Edge District in late July. 

We'll be closing our Cooper Young location mid-July. We're planning big parties to mark both of these events, so keep an eye out for specific dates and details.

While we're excited to open our new spot, we have a lot of history and memories in Midtown. Many of us live in Cooper Young so we'll continue to be an active part of the neighborhood where it all began. 

This is a bittersweet announcement, but we're really looking forward to our great new space overlooking the Ravine and to making new memories there over a couple of beers.

Strangewaze Wednesdays in April

Now that April is here, it's time for Strangewaze Wednesdays!

We're celebrating every Wednesday this month by posting up at Health Sciences Park and giving out free beer.

And not just any beer, it's our Strangewaze Orange Pale Ale, brewed just for this event in the Edge District.

This beer was brewed a few blocks away from the park at our new production space at 435 Madison Avenue.

And we won't be alone for Strangewaze Wednesdays.

There will be various Edge neighborhood companies offering various things, including Rootstock, Poke Paradise, Axe and Chill, and Cordelia's Market, as well as a full slate of music performed on the Overton Park Shell's Shell on Wheels. 

 There are five Wednesdays in April and we'll be at each one of them, handing out beers to celebrate our neighborhood. Come and join us!

Porchfest Comes to Memphis Made

It's finally time for one of the best days of the year in our neighborhood: Porchfest.

As a sponsor, we're hosting shows again this year and will have plenty of beers in the taproom and throughout the neighborhood.


Here's the music schedule:

2 p.m. - Deerfields


4 p.m. - San Salida


Big River Dogs will be parked outside near the I Love Memphis mural to feed the masses.

As always, we also have Aldo's Pizza Pies right next door if you want to order a few pies and bring them to our place. 

And of course, the neighborhood will be alive with the sound of music as more than 118 solo artists, duos, bands and more will be playing on porches, driveways and yards throughout Cooper-Young. 

Make sure to check the Cooper-Young Community Association's website and social media for a map and band schedule.